Can Eating Carrots Really Help Hormone Imbalance?
It sounds too simple to be true but eating a carrot a day can go a long way in the effort to correct your hormonal imbalance.
If you are having symptoms of estrogen dominance, low progesterone, or PMS, like mood swings, insomnia, night sweats or other miserable hormone symptoms this could help you improve.
Even better it doesn’t take a long time to get some positive results. In just thirty days you can see improvements when you faithfully eat a carrot a day. Take a look at why this carrot diet can help you in big ways.
What Do Carrots Do?
Raw carrots have a unique fiber that binds with endotoxins, like excess estrogen and bad bacteria. Without enough non-digestible fiber to sweep the intestine, harmful bacteria outcompete the good guys that keep you healthy.
Carrots fix that problem with its toxin-binding and non-fermenting fiber; it’s like having a new sheriff in town. Or the amazing vegetable that restored health to your gut…take your pick.
“These fibers prevent the reabsorption of estrogen in the intestine, and can shift the balance away from cortisol and estrogen, toward progesterone and thyroid, in just a few days of regular use,” says Peat. Dr. Peat pioneered research into hormones and anti-aging. He elaborates on the benefits of carrots: “Because of my own experience in finding that eating a raw carrot daily prevented migraines, I suspected that carrot fiber was having both a bowel-protective and anti-estrogen effect.”
The courageous endocrinologist used himself as a guinea pig with one of the guinea pig’s staple food items. Touché. Dr. Ray finishes by saying, “Several women who suffered from premenstrual symptoms, including migraines, had their serum estrogen measured before and after the “carrot diet,” and they found that the carrot lowered their estrogen within a few days, as it relieved their symptoms.” Peat’s scientific observation’s mirrored the studies that eventually took place in the 21st century. -DYLN
How To Eat Your Daily Carrot
How you eat your carrot really does matter. Don’t worry its not difficult or crazy. Here’s the simple facts of how to eat your carrot a day and get on the road to balanced hormones.
Aim for one medium size carrot per day, and don’t forget, the carrot must be raw and NOT juiced (juicing removes the fiber).
Of course, eating a raw carrot as is is just fine, but for those of you who would like to spruce things up a bit you’re in for a treat!
This simple carrot salad recipe is delicious. I crave it every day now and it’s so easy! This recipe serves one.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• One medium to large raw carrot
• Raw apple cider vinegar (to taste)
• 1 tsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
• Freshly cracked black pepper
• Sea salt or Himalayan salt to taste
• A vegetable peeler , spiralizer , or cheese grater…
• Begin by preparing the carrot. If you’re using a peeler, simply peel the carrot completely into strips or “noodles”. If you’re using a spiralizer, simple cut the carrot through until you carrot noodles. If you’re using a cheese grater, simply coarsely grate the carrot.
• Next, add a splash or two of raw apple cider vinegar.
• Add some freshly cracked black pepper and a pinch of salt.
• Next, add in the oil of choice.
• Toss well and enjoy daily!
Are raw carrots a part of your daily diet?